Thursday, November 13, 2008

A funny story and Thanksgiving

The words you never want to hear your child utter...."Daddy, Mommy beat me. She beat me REAL bad at Target." Thankfully I have a husband who knew this could not possibly be true and did a little digging to find out what he meant before calling DSS. You see Xan and I have a little game we play. When I put him in his car seat, I buckle the bottom part of this seat belt and then I race around the car and try to get in my seat before he can get the top part buckled. Of course, Xan normally beats me (I am not a fast runner). But at Target the other day I actually beat him to my seat before he got the belt buckled. Hence the "Daddy, Mommy beat me. She beat me REAL bad at Target." In fear that he might mention this to his preschool teacher, I told her the whole story too.

A Time of Thanksgiving
God is good! He has especially been good to us this year. We along with Brennan's eye doctor determined in December 2007 that he was nearly blind (only able to distinguish between light and dark). However, we are convinced that through the prayers of faithful family and friends, God performed a great miracle and healed our baby's eyes. At Brennan's last eye doctor appointment his vision seems to be completely normal. To God Be The Glory!

Brennan is truly our miracle baby. To think that less than a year ago we wondered if he would ever enjoy looking at books or reach, grasp, and play with toys. He can do all those things today. Please continue to pray for him though, he will be starting physical therapy again because he is not walking. His legs scissor and he stands on his tippy toes when we try to get him to walk. We are sure that with some therapy, he will catch up soon.

We, of course, are so thankful for Xan. Xan is such a healthy, bright, and energetic child. He fills our lives with joy and excitement. The fact that he was born thousands of miles away and God picked him out especially for us and brought him home to us safe and healthy is a blessing and a miracle from God.

May we be found faithful in this exciting, wonderful, awesome, terrifying, exhausting, life changing task called parenting.

7 comments:

Marsha said...

I love the "Mommy beat me" story! My 3 race at everything and instead of saying "I'm going to beat you" they say "I'm going to beat you up!" The boys look adorable in the picture. Glad to hear Brennan's eyes are healing.
Marsha

Kim said...

I didn't know you had a blog too - yea! More to read at night and feed the addiction that other church members started for me... :) Love the pics & stories!!

Stacy Cotheran said...

Xan is such a sweet boy. He is always so good in cubbies!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love them so so so so so much. I am also so very thankful that God brought them into our lives. Both Xan and Brennan are just delightful little bundles of wonder, fun and happiness.
Love, Aunt Lisa

Shelley Reeves Castle said...

Your babies are so cute! With having you for a mom, I am sure they are amazing! I am very happy for you. You will have to send me your address so I can send you a Christmas card. And if you talk to Jeff tell him I said hello. I sent him a letter awhile back, but never got a reply. I probably had the wrong address or something.

jkstrib said...

Praise Him for hearing the prayers of His people concerning Brennan! He is good. Thanks for giving me another blog to be addicted to! :)

Jennifer said...

I had no idea you blog too.. It was really great reading about the boys. I know that God has really blessed y'all with 2 wonderful little boys and it is a miracle from where Brennan was when you got him to the loving little active boy he is now.. God is soooooo Good...